The Firebird-I electric guitar is a new outfit designed by Epiphone in partnership with the one and only Joe Bonamassa. Ever since he opened the show for B.B. King in 1989, Bonamassa has become one of the most excellent guitarists in the world. This brand new 2016 Firebird-I model is built precisely to Bonamassa's desired specifications to produce a truly awesome guitar that is affordable for the majority.
The Epiphone Firebird-I has the traditional visual aesthetic, with sumptuous curves that fit perfectly against your body. The body is constructed from 9-ply mahogany and walnut, ensuring complete stability and reliability in its overall playing feel. The side wings are solid mahogany, working brilliantly alongside the 9-ply body.
This limited edition Epiphone Firebird-I has a neck-thru design which adds stability to the overall build. Another advantage of having a neck-thru construction is that it boosts the guitar's ability to resonate freely with plenty of sustain, something that Joe Bonamassa believes is a fundamental element in producing slick guitar tone.
The neck is constructed from smooth mahogany and is topped with a rosewood fingerboard, offering a sumptuous playing surface beneath your fingertips. There are 22 frets at your service, all within easy reach thanks to the neck-thru design.
The Joe Bonamassa Firebird-I is fitted with just one ProBucker FB720 pickup in the bridge position, a new pickup created by Epiphone. This enables you to reproduce that authentic tone of the Firebirds made throughout the 60s. The 2016 Limited Edition Firebird-I was indeed inspired by Joe Bonamassa's original 1963 'Treasure' Firebird-I, and it's an accurate recreation from the luthiers at Epiphone.
With just two main controls for Volume and Tone, there's no hassle in getting the tone you want out of the Limited Edition Firebird-I.
HARDWARE AND FINISH
A wrap-around hardtail bridge and tailpiece is firmly fitted at the lower bout of the body, further improving the resonance and sustain of the Firebird-I.
At the top of the guitar, the headstock has the original Kluson Firebird Banjo tuners, set to a 12:1 gear ratio for superbly accurate tuning.
An Epiphone Certificate of Authenticity is supplied with the 2016 Joe Bonamassa Firebird-I, and the white pickguard also features the unmistakable Firebird logo in red for an incredibly cool finish to an excellent, Limited Edition model.
Manufacturer Epiphone Model 2016 Limited Edition Joe Bonamassa Firebird-I Neck-Thru Body Material 9-ply Mahogany / Walnut Fingerboard Material Rosewood Pickup Configuration H Bridge Wrap-Around Hard Tail No. of Frets 22 Position Inlays Dot Tuners Original Kluson Firebird Banjo Pickups Bridge x1: Epiphone ProBucker FB720 Controls Volume, Tone Included Accessories Epiphone Certificate of Authenticity
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